Automotive Engineering M. Sc.

Your mission: the mobility of the future! 

Are you passionate about setting the world in motion? Are you enthusiastic about innovative, custom-fit and sustainable mobility concepts? Then join our Automotive Engineering degree program and help shape the mobility of the future! You will choose from a wide range of subjects, delve into future technologies such as electromobility or autonomous driving, and broaden your view beyond the vehicle to transport infrastructure planning. You can set different focal points in the process.

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The formal requirements for acceptance on this Master degree course are:

  • Master's degree qualification (see TUM glossary of documents),
  • specialised knowledge of fundamental subject areas relating to mechanical engineering: 
    • higher mathematics,
    • technical mechanics,
    • machine elements,
    • material science,
    • thermodynamics,
    • fluid mechanics,
    • control engineering,
  • knowledge of German.

What you'll learn for your future

Graduates of the application and research-oriented master's degree program in Automotive Engineering possess in-depth knowledge in the field of mobility as well as advanced mathematical and scientific expertise. They are able to apply this knowledge to both engineering and application-oriented problems.

Graduates of the master's program in Automotive Engineering are familiar with vehicle-specific boundary conditions, can independently derive automotive requirements from them and thus identify relevant development goals. They have acquired a holistic understanding of systems and are thus able to analyze and evaluate the effects of parameter and component variations on the overall vehicle. They have a strong understanding of mathematics and physics, which also qualifies them to model complex components and systems and to simulate and evaluate their behavior. They are able to design and dimension vehicle components in a targeted manner according to the objectives and requirements as well as under the given technical, economic, legal and social boundary conditions.

With the knowledge acquired, graduates are able to solve application-oriented and scientific problems in modern automotive development and mobility design. Graduates possess equally broad knowledge as well as knowledge in specialized areas.

Study Information

The master's program offers you great flexibility to create your individual study plan. The program is structured as follows:

  • Master modules: choose your master modules from up to 5 thematic pillars: Vehicle, Powertrain, Electrics/Electronics and Assistance, Production/Materials, Methods, and Engineering Flexibility.
  • supplementary modules
  • internships
  • research practice (term paper, team project or research internship)
  • key competencies (language courses, soft skills workshops, ...)
  • Master's Thesis

The module lists can be found in the Wiki at Documents.

The study program includes modules on

  • Vehicle (e.g. dynamics of road vehicles or design of electric vehicles)
  • Propulsion (e.g. propulsion system technology for vehicles, propulsion control for electric vehicles, electrical machines)
  • Electrical/electronics and assistance (e.g. modern methods of control engineering 1-3, development of intelligent distributed embedded systems in mechatronics, driver assistance systems in motor vehicles)
  • Production/Materials (e.g. planning of technical logistics systems, factory planning, intelligent networked production – Industry 4.0, foundry technology and rapid prototyping, process simulation and material modeling of composites, traffic management, design of traffic routes, project evaluation and planning processes in traffic)
  • Methods (e.g. methods of product development, applied CFD, finite elements, traffic flow simulation, discrete choice methods for traffic system analysis)

For more information on stays abroad, see the study wiki .

Please apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized copies to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU/EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail: Applying for a master’s program: Application, admission requirements and more